Monday, June 17, 2019

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Ontario Museum of History & Art Receives Recognition as 2019 Best Museum

Ontario Museum of History & Art is proud to be recognized as the 2019 Best Museum in the Inland Valley by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Readers Choice Awards!

The Museum enhances the knowledge and understanding of the community through dynamic and vibrant experiences.  The Museum is a public-private Museum, operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.  Known as a welcoming place that reflects pride in who we are, where we live and our legacy, the Museum regularly offers FREE admission to exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, publications and other community events.  The Museum hosts many exhibits, programs and events for families of all ages to enjoy.

On permanent display is the Gem of the Foothills exhibit, which explores the unique history of Ontario—its founding, transitions, people and organizations.  After visiting the Museum, come take a stroll around the recent landscape renovations which offers native landscaping, and a sustainable outdoor education garden with multiple environmental, economic, health and social benefits.

Recently, the Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services to create a new exhibit called Built on Water: Ontario and Southern California.  This exhibit will open in 2021 and is devoted to an understanding of the history, present, and future of water conservation in Ontario and the surrounding region.  The Museum’s curatorial staff is excited to bring a new experience to the Ontario community and work on this rare opportunity to re-imagine the exhibit space.  Built on Water will feature interactive spaces that focus on Ontario and the region’s relationship with water.  This exhibit will provide visitors an opportunity and impactful resources to better understand water conservation.

To learn more about upcoming exhibits and special events at the Ontario Museum of History & Art, call (909) 395-2510 or visit

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About the Ontario Museum of History & Art

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, California 91762.  Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday.  Admission is free.  For more information call (909) 395-2510, email at [email protected]or visit  The Ontario Museum of History & Art is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.

About the City of Ontario

The City of Ontario Elevates the quality-of-life by creating urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as a gateway to Southern California. With major freeways, rail transportation and International Airport, Ontario offers the rest of the world to be a part of a culturally diverse community with rich history that is well positioned for quality development and economic sustainability for its 177,000 residents.  Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario offers premium entertainment venues such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, and the Ontario Mills Mall. To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit or call (909) 395-2000.

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